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July 7, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Inside The Wheel Design Process at Hot Rods by Boyd

I thought I would share with you part of the process that goes into coming up with a great wheel design at Hot Rods by Boyd. I’d like to tell you that these things just pop in my head overnight and we hit some buttons on a machine the next day and BAM a wheel pops out a few minutes later. The truth of it is some of these designs are works in progress overs weeks, months, and sometimes years. With having only 17 to 20″ of space(sometimes bigger) to work with and the constraints of bolt patterns and offsets it’s hard at times to keep coming up with new wheels. A lot of what the wheel industry comes up with are remakes of older designs. Which is fine because in the custom car world we live in a 5 spoke world or some variation of it. What separates the good from the bad is how well the designs are executed.

I come up with most of the designs myself but on some of the designs I like to work with professional designers. One of my favorite designers to work with is Eric Brockmeyer. Eric worked with my father for many years and when the idea for the Columbus wheel started in my head I knew Eric had to be involved. During our phone conversation and my describing what I wanted, Eric mentioned that he thought he had something we had previously worked on together. A few minutes later Eric sent over an email from 8 years prior and some renderings of a motorcycle wheel he was working on with my dad and I. Eric tweaked it a little bit more to get it where I thought it needed to be. Once Eric and I are happy with the design we then take it to one of our progammers to take the drawing and turn it into a functional 3D model. Working with designers that have some background in manufacturing is a plus. Nothing wastes time more than drawing out something that really can’t be machined or must be changed so much to be machined that it ends up being a totally different design. While Eric has probably never set up and ran a machine he has a great mind and an eye for what can and cannot be machined. So after a little back and forth with our programmer we give the machine shop the green light to cut to the first piece. Technology these days allows for you to see what you are going to get before you cut and to eliminate any guess work or surprises.

Learning a lesson from my dad I like to work with some of the best talent out there. Besides Eric Brockmeyer we work with some of the best programmers, machinists, and finishers in the business. Having a solid team with experience helps take our wheel designs to another level. In the end we were all happy with the way the Columbus wheel came out. Our Salt Flat/Halibrand style influenced wheel exceeded our expectations with the range of fitments and finishing options we have come up for it. Below are some pictures of the entire process from Eric’s sketches to the initial 3D renderings to the final product.

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July 3, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Have a Great Fourth of July

From all of us at Hot Rods by Boyd we want to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. columbusamerica Displaying proudly in front of the American flag is a 17″ Signature Series Columbus wheel shown with a fully painted Tungsten center and polished lip  
June 12, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HR-55 Matte/Gloss Black

Below is our HR-55 with matte black center and gloss black lip. We then added the .25″ red stripe to the lip. For more info on the HR-55 and Pro Touring Series click the image or give us a call if you have any questions. 714-855-4808 HR-55 with red stripe
June 11, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

The SOB shown in Bronze

  Sid Teran’s work really set a nice backdrop for our SOB photoshoot. The detail on these boards is amazing. This SOB is shown in 18″ with our ceramic bronze color. When the light hits this bronze it just pops and really shows the detail that sets this cast wheel apart from the others.

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June 7, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

6 lug Perfected

The new 6 lug version of the Signature Series Perfected is shown here in 22″ with charcoal center and brushed lip. The 6 lug perfected can be made in a range of widths in diameters 17-22″. Like the rest of the Hot Rods by Boyd Signature Series the Perfected is made to order and 100% made in the USA. 6 lug Perfected 6lugperfectedflagshot
May 27, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

22″ Liberty on Tahoe

Here are some 22″ Liberties on a brand new Chevy Tahoe. HRBB makes most of their Gotcha Series to fit a wide range of 5 and 6 lug applications. Gotcha Series Liberty Tahoe
May 21, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Hot Rods by Boyd Circa 1982

I might have only been 8 years old at the time but I remember this scene very well. This was behind the shop on Orange Ave which was located behind my parents house in Buena Park, CA. This covered car port would later become enclosed and become part storage and part my dad’s office. This was during an era when most other hot rodders and my dad’s friends all had shops at their houses. For me having a Bridgeport mill and welders in your garage was normal. How things have changed but oh how they have stayed the same in some way. A passion for cars and a focus on building cool stuff is still the main focus. I miss those days as a kid running around the shop(backyard), riding my bike up and down the driveway making sure to stay clear of the finished cars that were coming and going. Hot Rods by Boyd would later move onto Monroe St in Stanton, CA where some of the greats like Cadzilla, Chezoom, and Aluma Coupe among others were built. Hot Rods by Boyd Orange Ave
May 21, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

More Than Just Hot Rod Wheels

While the Coddington name is synonymous with hot rods and custom car culture HRBB manufactures a complete line of light weight retro styled wheels for Porsche 356, 550, and 911 applications. 100% made in America using 6061 Aluminum we have 15″ wheels for 356 applications that weigh less than 11lbs. With the same attention to detail and quality that Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are known for everything is made to your specs to really dial in the exact fitment you need. For more information take a look at our other site www.alloyreplicas.com. 356 coupe Model D
May 19, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Pro Touring Camaro with Pro Bar

Is there anything cooler than a Pro Touring Camaro with the right stance and the perfect set of wheels? This Camaro features  a staggered set of Hot Rods by Boyd Pro Touring Pro Bars. Charcoal center and brushed lip PRo Bar Wheels
May 13, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HR-55 with brushed and gloss clear center/cobalt lip

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